Narcotic Charges

Two Arrested on Narcotic Charges

Narcotic detectives with the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office made two arrests late last week, one for distribution and the other for selling prescription medicine, according to LaSalle Sheriff Scott Franklin.

Candess Chapman, 28, of Jena, LA was arrested on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at her residence in East Jena by LPSO narcotic detectives and charged with the crime of distribution of illegal narcotics. Detectives had obtained evidence that Chapman had sold methamphetamine to an undercover operative in Olla, LA.  Based on this evidence, a warrant was issued for Chapman’s arrest. She was booked into the LaSalle Parish Jail on one count of distribution of CDS II, methamphetamine.

William Hudson, 56, of Jena, was arrested Friday, March 13, 2015, at his residence in the Bellevue area of Jena, LA by LPSO narcotic detectives. He was charged with the crime of distribution of prescription medication. Detectives obtained evidence that Hudson sold prescription medication to an undercover operative in Jena, LA. Based on the evidence, a warrant was obtained for Hudson’s arrest.  He was booked into the LaSalle Parish Jail on one count of distribution of CDS IV, Alprazolam.

Sheriff Franklin commended his narcotic detectives for their professional investigation in each of these cases, and for their diligence in combating the narcotic problem in the parish.  “I again urge citizens in the parish to become involved when they suspect illegal activities going on near their homes and report that activity to the sheriff’s office,” he said. “We investigate every complaint submitted to us, and many times they lead to further investigation, resulting in narcotic arrests.”

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